New archaeological museum to open in Malaysia

The Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Museum will be opened in Sabah, Malaysia in July, featuring the excavations and artefacts based on that site. The eprints portal of Universiti Sains Malaysia has some papers on the site listed here.

Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Museum To Open In July
Bernama, 25 April 2011
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Foreign experts give input for the Great Wall of Vietnam

A group of foreign experts are currently looking at the ‘Great Wall of Vietnam’ to provide input on the preservation and promotion of the site. The article doesn’t state where the experts are from.

Foreign experts to visit Vietnam’s ‘great wall’
Thanh Nien News, 24 April 2011
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New excavations in Cebu

If all goes to plan, new excavations will be conducted at the Boljoon Church plaza in Cebu, Philippines next month. Excavations thus far have proved that the town of Boljoon was a significant trade centre before the arrival of the Spanish.
Boljoon Church
photo credit: Cheonsa

Archeological diggings set for May
Cebu Daily News, 25 April 2011
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9th century well found in Hanoi

A medieval well has been unearthed in Hanoi, near the site where two brick tombs were discovered earlier this month.

Ancient well found in Hanoi, Viet Nam News 20110420

Medieval well unearthed in Ha Noi
Viet Nam News, 20 April 2011

Two ancient tombs unearthed in Hanoi’s new urban center
Vietnam Net Bridge, 20 April 2011
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200-year-old cannonballs found

A cache of cannonballs, thought to be from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), were found in Hue during some construction works along the An Cuu river embankment.

Cannonballs thought to date to the Nguyen Dynasty, Saigon Giai Phong 20110416


Nguyen Dynasty munitions discovered in Hue City

Saigon Giai Phong, 16 April 2011
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Fresh fighting between Thai and Cambodian forces

Another firefight between Cambodian and Thai forces broke out today at another disputed border temple, Ta Krabey. Reports of casualties and deaths sustained on both sides.

Thailand and Cambodia in fresh border clash
BBC, 22 April 2011

New border clash kills 4 Thai soldiers
Bangkok Post, 22 April 2011

New fighting at border
Phnom Penh Post, 22 April 2011
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Jitters over Unesco visit after damage to Hanoi's citadel

Custodians of the Thang Long Citadel are worried that the recent damage to the ruins will prompt Unesco to revoke the world heritage listing, particularly during a scheduled inspection in June. Parts of the protective wall and soil layers were damaged as a result of construction at an adjacent plot of land.

Damage to the Thang Long Citadel. Vietnam Net Bridge 20110414

UNESCO to inspect Thang Long Royal Citadel in June
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 April 2011
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Damage to the Thang Long Citadel ruins

Hanoi’s  Thang Long Citadel sustained some damaged when construction works at an adjacent site caused a protective wall to be damaged and mud flowed in. The citadel has over 1,000 years of history and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Damage to the Thang Long Citadel Ruins, Vietnam Net Bridge 20110412

Thang Long Royal Citadel cracked and sunk
Vietnam Net Bridge, 12 April 2011

UNESCO to inspect Thang Long Royal Citadel in June
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 April 2011
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Southeast Asian Music Museum planned at Mahidol University

Come 2013, a new museum will open in Mahidol University in Bangkok showcasing the musical cultures of Southeast Asia.

Thai musical instruments, Bangkok Post 20110412

Southeast Asian music museum soon to be a reality
Bangkok Post, 12 April 2011
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Two burial traditions discovered in Papua

Indonesian archaeologists report the discovery of two burial sites in the easternmost province of Papua. Found in the same district, the two burial sites reflect separate distinct traditions.

Two prehistoric burial sites found in Papua
Antara, 11 April 2011
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